Malcolm Jenkins skeptical of NFL’s Colin Kaepernick workout offer

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Like many people who apply the rules of critical thinking, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins absorbed the news about the NFL’s offer to host a workout for Colin Kaepernick with skepticism.

And the more he thinks about it, the more dubious it seems to him.

I have my doubts about the league,” Jenkins said, via Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Now the league can say, ‘Look, we gave you a chance.’ I’d be naive to not be leery. . . .

“There’s been plenty of quarterbacks hurt [this] year already. Why now?”

That’s among the salient questions, along with why on short notice and why Saturday (when most coaches and General Managers won’t be able to attend)?

While Jenkins and Kaepernick have been at odds in the past over methods (via Kaepernick’s friend Eric Reid), Jenkins was one of the first players to join Kaepernick in his protest of racism and police brutality, and is clearly in his corner.

But Jenkins also wonders if this workout is merely legal cover for the NFL.

“I mean, hopefully, it’s for real,” Jenkins said. “Hopefully he can show them he can play. That he can throw. That he’s in shape.”

But like many others, Jenkins is not sure it’s an honest chance at the job that has been kept away from Kaepernick for so long already.

37 responses to “Malcolm Jenkins skeptical of NFL’s Colin Kaepernick workout offer

  1. Something’s rotten in Denmark. As I said yesterday, this is strange to have this suddenly happen, after all this time, completely out of the blue. It’s right for everybody to view this with a side eye.

    What’s the motive of NFL and Jay-Z? Something does not feel right. Stay tuned. This story will not go away and there is a lot more to come.

  2. Can we please stop with this. They paid him off. Now it’s time to go away. There’s no racism at work here. He’s simply trouble. And not talented enough to put up with all the grief he brings. Think AB … think Tebow.

  3. Let’s take a skeptical (but not cynical) view of this workout.

    Individual owners don’t like the way Kaep handles his business. Castro shirts. Pig socks. Not articulating his stance and the perception that his girlfriend is pulling the strings.

    No collusion, because individual owners don’t like his approach. But because it looks bad that 32 owners don’t like the same guy, the league is setting up the workout to throw him a bone.

  4. Part of me hopes he makes a team, looks terrible if/when he sees the field, and takes a couple of hard hits so all of America can say we told you so.

  5. painkiller20 says:
    November 14, 2019 at 6:49 am
    The last time he was a decent qb was 6 years ago.
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    I understand haters are going to hate. But after he has an excellent workout and impresses the scout how are you going to spin it?

  6. This might the biggest blunder ever by the NFL (and this includes making pass interference a reviewable play). It’s week 11 and teams are positioning for playoffs and the NFL is going to literally shove Kaepernick down our throats. Unreal.

  7. Nothing more here than the NFL forcing Kaeps hand. I’m sure the NFL is tired of all the “I’m ready and able” chatter from his camp and supporters. So they set this up to let him show what he has (or doesn’t). Enough talk Colon, show that you don’t have the skills anymore and then go away. That’s all this is.

  8. Of course this is a joke PR move by the NFL. They gave Kap 3 days notice. It’s scheduled for a Saturday, when most teams are on the road. Why not have it on a Tuesday like 99.99% of other “tryouts”?

    Not a fan of how Kap has acted with all of this, but he’s getting the shaft from the NFL and the NFL looks stupid a hell.

  9. ” I understand haters are going to hate. But after he has an excellent workout and impresses the scout how are you going to spin it?”

    No spin needed because as most coaches, scouts, GMs and some owners know, There is Fit and there is “game fit” two different things. Next today’s QB needs to be talented and smart. The latter of which comes into question when acting on behalf of yourself or cause during work hours. Besides he wasn’t that good before he was benched over 3 years ago.

    Some team may pick him up, but what if no one, other than some ball boys shows up?

    Football for all practical means is in the entertainment industry, coaches, owners and GMs have enough to worry about without having to wonder if their product will be viewed indifferently by their customers/viewers.

  10. PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

    Strange how certain media is already trying desperately to make EXCUSES beforehand for Kaepernick. Seriously, he’s given a GOLDEN opportunity to demonstrate for the world to see his current level of skills, yet it seems the media is suddenly scared they’ll lose the whole “blackballing” narrative.

  11. What did Kap really do that’s so awful he never really said a word just took a knee for social injustice and folks got a problem with that but our president is a bigot and most is okay with that.Kap last season he played he had good numbers and his last season with San Fran they got rid of every skill player and was in tank mode.

  12. I think most of us are sick and tired of hearing or seeing the name, Kaepernick.
    That’s enough already. let’s all focus on the future, not the immature past.

  13. bob3339 says:

    November 14, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Of course this is a joke PR move by the NFL. They gave Kap 3 days notice. It’s scheduled for a Saturday, when most teams are on the road. Why not have it on a Tuesday like 99.99% of other “tryouts”?

    Not a fan of how Kap has acted with all of this, but he’s getting the shaft from the NFL and the NFL looks stupid a hell.

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    BS!!! He has been telling everyone he has been working out and in shape. So when he doesnt make it you guys wanna say he didnt have enough notice!! Thats crap!!! If someone signed him today sight unseen there would no issue!!!

  14. footballpat says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:12 am
    painkiller20 says:
    November 14, 2019 at 6:49 am
    The last time he was a decent qb was 6 years ago.
    ——-

    I understand haters are going to hate. But after he has an excellent workout and impresses the scout how are you going to spin it?

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    Kaep will demand too much compensation for what will likely be a 3rd string QB

  15. I can see how many of you were so deeply offended by the knee during the national anthem.

    This thread is full of respect for other Americans personal rights and freedoms. I can clearly see that song means so much down to your core values. Do I respect other Americans freedoms (even if I happen to disagree with them) or do I only respect my own?

  16. Malcolm Jenkins always has an issue with everything, the guy is getting “special” treatment, treatment no other player would get

    no going thru mini camp

    no going thru dog days of july and august

    no going thru pre season

    but that isn’t good enough for Jenkins or eric reed and all the anti Americans

  17. The real story will come later. At week 11, the season is decided for a lot of teams. At the end, some teams will offer a 2 or 3 year mid to low range contract with incentives. Kaepernick will ask for closer to a top 5 contract. Which will make him look bad.

  18. how is Malcolm Jenkins a trouble maker? eric reid yes. malcolm never once took a knee. he raised his fist and for a period of time when he wasn’t able to display that he stayed around the locker room area. but malcolm is always out in the community trying to help. so again tell me how he’s a trouble maker?

  19. @bob3339 says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:36 am
    “It’s scheduled for a Saturday, when most teams are on the road.”

    How would it be possible for most teams to be on the road, as there are home teams and visiting teams. One could argue that since the Chiefs and Chargers are playing the Mexico City game this weekend, both those teams are “away” although that isn’t how the league sees it. But even then you have to take into account that the Packers, Giants, Seahawks and Titans are on their bye week, so they would not be “on the road”. So you have 14 games this week, with arguably 15 teams being on “on the road”, which would then leave 17 teams not “on the road” . . . either playing home or on a bye. So this argument doesn’t really hold up well. Now if you had said with most teams playing Sunday or Monday, with their coaching staff and GMs pre-occupied with scheduling and game preparation . . . well then that would have been a worthwhile argument. Gets you to the same point, but is actually factually based, not based on alternative facts!

  20. waddauknow says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:42 am
    ” I understand haters are going to hate. But after he has an excellent workout and impresses the scout how are you going to spin it?”

    No spin needed because as most coaches, scouts, GMs and some owners know, There is Fit and there is “game fit” two different things. Next today’s QB needs to be talented and smart. The latter of which comes into question when acting on behalf of yourself or cause during work hours. Besides he wasn’t that good before he was benched over 3 years ago.

    Some team may pick him up, but what if no one, other than some ball boys shows up?

    Football for all practical means is in the entertainment industry, coaches, owners and GMs have enough to worry about without having to wonder if their product will be viewed indifferently by their customers/viewers.
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    So in other words you’re starting the spin now. Not game ready. Not willing to accept backup pay. You folks said he was out of shape and didn’t want a workout. Each of your phony dominoes are beginning to fall.

  21. Let’s be honest, the only thing that would make Jenkins and Eric Reid happy would be for some team to sign him for a bazillion dollars and immediately make him the starter and never bench him no matter how terrible he is. Oh, and all other teams would have to let him win so he could win the Super Bowl. Even that probably wouldn’t make them happy. Maybe if everyone else wore shirts idolizing Fidel Castro would make them happy.

  22. Everybody asks why now, why is the league willing to give Colin a workout now. I tell you why. It seems so surreal that men with lots of money and power, ex: owners of the football team and coaches would be so loyal to a President of the U.S. who they know have never been presidential and have lost all his marbles to blackball a player because the president says so. Where is having our own mind, thinking for ourself, having morals and values go. Is this what we are teaching our kids, to listen to people like Donald Trump whether he is wrong, or how badly he treats others, and most of all what he is doing to our country. So let me get the answer on why. The so called leader of the U.S. who have been controlling the likes of the NFL and other entities is about to be impeached and everyone thats been listening to and obeying this president’s orders is starting to look like fools. They have been obeying and listening to someone who would through anyone connected to him under the bus and cares about no one but his self. It took 3 years to figure it out that they have been obeying someone who is taking them down the failure trail with him. Money, Power and Ignorance don’t constitute success, but a relationship with God does. He will lead and guide us into all truth. This president wouldn’t know the truth if truth showed up and say my name is truth. We have to treat all people with dignity and respect, the same way we want to be treated and how we would like our children to be treated regardless of race, gender, and religion. Wake up people, we say we are christians, but are we Christ like. Rid yourselves of hatred, anger, racism against others. You cant win

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